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Old 04-02-2006, 10:39 PM
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Hey I'm new to Salt Water fishing. I have fished fresh water my entire life though. I just looking for any pointers anyone out there is willing to give. I'll be staying at school (UNE) in Biddeford, ME for the summer so I'm looking to get some serious fishing in. I'm just wondering what setups, lures, times, locations, and etc. work best to catch stripers and other fish. Reply to this or email me with any advice. I thank you in advance now.
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
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Entire books have been written to cover that question.
You're going to have to be much more specific.

Try using the search feature, there's a lot of info to be found here that's already been discussed.
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:43 PM
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Yea I realized after I posted that it was a very broad question. I think I can learn the whole idea of reading the beach and whatnot after a little practice. It is the same idea with reading a brook for the little holes and pools and where the trout will be. I have a baitcasting 7' ugly stick im going to be using just to screw around with lures and what not but I am wonder what combos or rod and reels would be best for myself. I'm not looking to spend a huge amount of $, but if it is a good setup that is going to last I will spend more. I'm also wondering if anyone on here fishes the jetties on the north and south side of the saco where it goes into the atlantic (Camp Ellis and UNE :) which is like right outside my window. Thanks
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:19 PM
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Alright what would you guys recommend for making my own rigs. I've been reading a lot online and on Stripers247 and seen a few different ones. The ones I have used in the past were ones involving the fishfinder slide and pretty plain. What hook sizes, leader #, and size of weight? Also would you guys recommend putting a tube, beads, etc. on the rigs and any special knots besides the fishermans knot I should know/use. You don't have to go into detail in your answers just give me a direction. Thanks
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:43 PM
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I use Hook sizes from 3/0 to 8/0 for the most part. Weights are dependent on the weather, surf and the current. Usually 3 ounces to 8 ounces for me.
Mono Line 20 pound test 30 to 50 flourocarbon leaders. 24 to 36 inches.
Braid 50 pound test with 50 flouro leader. Knots for braid to swivel and hook. I use a palomar.

I most always use a fishfinder.
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:35 PM
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so basically the setup is like a fly fishing setup for freshwater.....except your backing is a mono and the line itself is a braid.....and then leaders are fluorocarbon
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:37 PM
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Welcome to the site, its not the same as fly fishing for freshwater, you can either use mono or braid, I personally use both, braid for the jetties, mono one one surf pole, and braid on another. What are you going to be doing? Jetty fishing? Surf Fishing? Boat Fishing?

For surf I would look at a 9 or 10 foot pole, Penn and Fenwick are putting out real nice stuff right now in the 60-100 dollar range and they are nice quality, if you want to go higher quality I'd talk to some of the other guys. Jetty I personally use a 9 footer for everything and some times use a 8 footer for bottom fishing. Reels Okuma is nice for the price but will not last a life time, if you can find some old penns for a good price I'd highly reccomend picking it up. Be more specific and search around on the site. As for making your own rigs i'd highly reccomend it, as well as making your own jigs if you like using them. Knots I would reccomend knowing, palomar for braided, Snell knot for making rigs with leaderless hooks, and the seven twist.
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:05 PM
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thanks im going to be jetty and surf fishing probably a tad bit more jetty....i was looking at a 10' ugly stick tho other day i might get...im using all palomar knots
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Old 04-05-2006, 09:23 AM
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Langevin25, UNE....I went to that school 30 years ago when it was called Saint Francis College. We currently have a beach house a stones through across the river in Saco. You just cant get theya from heya. I use to fish the jetties when I was a youngin in school up there.

Drop me a PM if you're interested in learning about a few other fishing spots or have interest in fishing off my boat. We should be openning the house in a few weeks with the boat scheduled to go in mid-May.
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Old 04-08-2006, 08:43 AM
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Hi guy. It sounds like your getting decent info. But ya know what? Gather as much info as you can, try it all, use what works and feels comfortable to you. All info is good info. But us striper fisherman don't always use the exact rigs, setups etc. I don't do much chunking anymore, mostly casting plugs in Rhode Island and CT. Just years and years of trial and error. And guess what? It's pretty simple.
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Old 04-08-2006, 01:02 PM
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Thanks man. Yea I am buying a 10' uglystick for chunking and I have a 7' uglystick with a baitcating real on it that I am going to be using for lures and such and probably also trying for flounder, mackerel, etc.
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:22 PM
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Bought my steup today for baiting.....10' Ugly Stick and a Penn Captiva 5000cv...now i just need to set the baby up
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:34 AM
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Sounds like a nice set up,good luck.Just remember to keep up with the screwy rules up there about what's a keeper.Alot of the schoolie sizes you can keep in Maine,alot of what most people keep elsewhere has to be thrown back.There is a link on this site to state regulations.
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:43 PM
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yea i already got u covered.....1 fish either 20-26 or 40+ and the winter flounder are 12+
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:24 PM
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Langevin,
I am from Jersey but I am taking a trip up to Booth Bay Maine at the end of this month. Do you know whats hitting up there the end of april?
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